Unwanted pottery seems to be a common problem for most potters. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. That vase that you tried to make but ended up in a disaster or that bowl that did not turn out the way you wanted it to be, we have all been there. The main question that arises here is what to do with the said pottery. Don’t fret; we have compiled a list of sustainable and creative ways to dispose of your unwanted pottery.

RECYCLING- Recycling is one of the most sustainable ways to dispose of your unwanted pottery. If you have a lot of failed pieces, take them to the local recycling center.

UPCYCLING- This is a fun and creative way to reuse your unwanted pottery. Turn it into something else! How about turning that wonky vase into a candle holder? Or making a mosaic with all the pieces.

DONATING – One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Consider donating your unwanted pottery to a local charity, hospital or school. Someone might appreciate it and put it to good use.

GIFT IT- If your unwanted pottery pieces are just cluttering up your workspace, why not gift them to someone else? Maybe there is someone in your family or friends circle who might appreciate them.

POTTING USES- Use the broken or otherwise unwanted pieces as great drainage for your pots. They can be placed in the bottom of the pot so that water can drain and not accumulate on the roots of your plants.

GARDEN DECOR- Use your pottery outdoors! Turn your broken pieces into garden decorations. You can even paint them and make them truly unique.

PAINTING THEM- Speaking of painting, if you don’t want to throw your unwanted pottery away, spruce it up with some paint or glaze!

HOME DECOR- Use your broken/ unwanted pieces as a unique addition to your home decorating scheme. Anchor them to bookshelves and tables for a lovely rustic feel.

SHELVING- Turn larger pieces into shelving units. They’re sturdy, unique and make great conversation pieces!

MOSAICS- Cut up your old, broken pieces and turn them into a picturesque mosaic. You’ll be surprised at the beauty you can create with your so called ‘unwanted’ pieces.

BIRD HOUSE- Why not repurpose your unwanted pottery into a fantastic birdhouse for your feathered friends?

HOME DÉCOR- Unwanted pottery can make great eclectic décor for your home. Create vignettes on tables and shelves for a unique statement piece.

Now you know exactly what to do with your unwanted pottery! Don’t throw it away, there is so much you can do with it. Be sustainable, creative, and use it. Good luck in making something great out of your so called unwanted pottery.

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